As part of a larger commission for a museum in Pennsylvania, we constructed these two custom made late 1830s-early 1840s era gowns for their historical interpretation program. Made of 100% cotton reproduction prints, these two gown can be worn as shown or over a chemisette. Matching bonnets were also designed to complete the ensemble.
Introducing our NEW Romantic era design- the ANNE dress!
Embodying the transitional silhouette of the late 1830s and early 1840s, the Anne dress features characteristics of both decades. The bodice features a wide open neckline with a gathered bodice that tapers into a fitted waistband. The close fitting capped sleeves open up into full gathered puffs at the elbow and end in buttoned cuffs. The skirt is approximately 130″ wide and is hemmed to the ankle. The gown’s yoke and cap sleeves are fully lined and the dress closes in the back with either hook and eyes or buttons. Both the neckline and sleeves feature self made piped trim. This gown will be just as gorgeous in silk or wool as it is shown here in our reproduction 1830s era cotton print!
These two bold and bright 1830s era gowns are part of a large commission headed to a museum in Pennsylvania. These dresses are made of 100% replica print cotton with large Gigot sleeves tapered to the wrist. The bodices are fully lined in muslin and button down the front for ease of dressing. The skirt is approximately 130″ wide and is hemmed to the ankle. The neckline and sleeves seams are piped with self made trim.
These two gowns also include a contrasting1830s era pinner apron. This gown can be worn as a work dress with the apron or with a matching belt (not shown) for dressier occasions.
Our Charlotte gown is a transitional gown- meaning it has characteristics of 1830s era gowns but has features found in the 1840s as well. This gown was chosen by the museum’s program director because they needed a versatile early mid 19th century interpretive piece.
We will be finishing a corset, chemise, day cap, and chemisette in the near future to complete this gown in appropriate late 1830s era style.
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This late 1830s-early 1840s era smocked gown was made for a production at the Santa Fe Opera. It is 100% cotton with a muslin lined bodice and sleeve. The smocking is all done by machine and the skirt unhemmed as it will be fitted at the costume shop.
A gorgeous example of a transitional era gown!
For more information about this gown or any of our custom made historical garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com!